Study in Canada

Nearly half the number of students in colleges and universities in Canada are from Asia and especially from India. Indian students opt for study in Canada because of the country’s high quality of education, affordable tuition fees, worldwide acceptance of Canadian certificates in academic, business and industrial circles; faculty strength, student and faculty ratio, number of students attaining scholarships, and multicultural campus life. Canada stands as the second highest among G8 countries to spend a huge amount on education.

Requirements for International Students to Study in Canada

  1. School leaving certificate
  2. Certificate of all other academic achievements
  3. Recommendation letter from the institute applied to
  4. Valid passport and Visa
  5. TOEFL/IELTS score sheet
  6. GRE score for engineering studies and GMAT score for management studies

Top Colleges in Canada

 Some of the leading colleges in Canada are -
Name of the College Stream of Education
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Medicine
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Medicine
McGill University Faculty of Medicine Medicine
University of Victoria Faculty of Law Law
McGill University Faculty of Law Law
University of Toronto Faculty of Law Law
University of Waterloo Engineering
McGill University Engineering
University of Alberta Engineering

Top Universities in Canada

Some of the top universities in Canada are as follows:

Name of the University Courses Offered
University of Alberta Undergraduate and Graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) Programs in -

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Law
  • Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Education
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Native Studies
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physical Education and Recreation
University of Toronto Undergraduate and Graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) Programs in -

  • Computer Science (BSc)
  • Engineering (BASc)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (BA)
  • Life Sciences (BSc)
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences (BSc)
  • Music (MusBac)
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Rotman Commerce (BCom)

Diploma Programs in -

  • Social Service Administration
  • Community Health
  • Investigative & Forensic Accounting
  • Advanced Study in Information Studies
  • Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner
  • Diploma in Anesthesia Care
University of British Columbia
  • Education
  • Arts
  • Land and Food Systems
  • Medicine
  • Applied Science
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Science
  • Audiology and Speech Science
  • Commerce and Business Administration
  • Dentistry
  • Forestry
University of Waterloo
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Environment
  • Science
  • Mathematics
McGill University
  • Arts
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Management
  • Dentistry
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law

Scholarships in Canada

  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
  • The Pearson Fellowship funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Doctoral Student Research Award (DSRA) funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
  • Canada Asia-Pacific Awards funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
  • Conference Travel Assistance Program (CTA) funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
  • Professional Development Awards (PDA) International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships funded by Government of Canada
  • Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • International Research Linkages funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
  • Research Development Initiatives funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Trudeau Fellowships funded by Trudeau Foundation
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships funded by Government of Canada
  • Research Associate Program funded by National Research Council Canada
  • Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships Program funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Sauvé Scholars Program funded by Jeanne Sauvé Youth Fondation
  • Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • CIHR Fellowship funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Industrial Research and Development Internship (IRDI) Program funded by Networks of Centers of Excellence of Canada

Educational Expenses in Canada

  • For undergraduate studies, tuition expenses is $7,260 to $15,870 (Canadian currency)
  • For graduate studies, tuition expenses is $1,896 to $17,499 (Canadian currency)

Students Visa

An international student has to submit the following documents for admission to Canadian colleges and universities:

Completed and signed visa application form Visa application fees Passport photograph Letter of acceptance from the chosen institute Proof of financial resources to support tuition and living expenses in Canada Health certificate Study Permit

Education System in Canada

The Canadian education system consists of mainly three levels- elementary, secondary and post-secondary. The education system in Canada is governed by each provincial and territorial government, so the grading procedure varies. Elementary and secondary education is provided free for 12 years (only in Quebec it is for 11 years).

  • Elementary Education: Education generally starts at the age of 5. The elementary schools have grades 1 till 6 and after that middle/junior high school starts, which continues till grade 8. In Quebec, the elementary education is till grade 6, after which students go directly to high school.
  • Secondary School: High or secondary school begins from grade 9 and continues till 12. In Quebec, the schools have grades till 11, after which students have to go to CEGEP and complete 2 pre-university years.
  • Post-secondary: After completion of high school, a student chooses specific field of study and gets admitted in a graduate school, community college, university or vocational school.

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